|Chance of a Lifetime - Misc 1955 episode|
An episode of the 1950s talent contest series "Chance of a Lifetime", which was hosted by Dennis James. This episode features a traditional pop vocalist (Dolores Leigh), a tap-dancer (Little Buck) and a female folk singer (Jo Mapes). (if anyone knows the exact date of this episode, please let me know)
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Talent Show; Talent Contest; Old; Tap-Dancing; Tap Dancing; Singer; Tradtional Pop; Folk Music; Folk Singer
|Obscure 1950s Singers Sing On TV for You - Matthew Paul Argall|
A collection of 1950s television clips (edited together by me!), featuring singers that Prince Vegeta hasn't heard of. Some of these singers were well-known at the time and are still remembered by those alive at the time. Some of these singers are noteworthy in some way. Some of them were obscure then and obscure now. Some of them don't matter in the slightest. But all of them are very talented! Over 20 singers, with clips from 14 different television series.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Music; Song; Songs; Singer; Singers; Pop Music; Popular Music; Traditional Pop; NBC; CBS; DuMont; ABC
Classic tv. Part of the Singer Playhouse series which starred David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer and Ida Lupino. Classic 1950's t.v. series episode, "family oriented", features Niven as "The Deacon" a playwright who has spent many years researching "the play of the ages". Synopsis: A downhearted Hollywood actor, fed up with his life, returns to his uncle's bar after many years. There he encounters "The Deacon" who, although poor, seems contented with life, his sole ambition to finish his pl...
Keywords: classic, t.v., classic t.v., classic_tv, Singer Playhouse; classic tv; 1950s; David Niven; Answer
Downloads: 1,873 (5 reviews)
|''The Polly Bergen Show'' - 8 March 1958|
An episode of "The Polly Bergen Show", a fornightly variety series broadcast on NBC. This episode features Jack Paar as her guest. Lots of music and some comedy. Commercials intact, which are for Max Factor make-up products and Oasis cigarettes. I am pretty sure this is public domain, but if not, please let me know and I'll have it removed.
Keywords: Classic TV; Variety show; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; The Polly Bergen Show; Polly Bergen; Jack Paar; Singer; Song; Comedy
|Steve Allen Show with Ginger Rogers: Types of Girl Singers - Steve Allen|
Ginger Rogers and Steve Allen run through some humorous performances of "girl singers". From the Steve Allen Show, Season 3, Episode 5, aired October 20, 1957.
Keywords: ginger; rogers; tv; television; singer; actress; singing; steve allen show; guest; appearance; AVup; rogers; ginger rogers; steve; allen; show; performance; girl singers; singing; comedy; clip
Downloads: 1,645 (1 review)
|''The Dinah Shore Chevy Show'' - 4 October 1959|
An episode of "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show", a popular television variety series. This episode features her guests Groucho Marx, Gwen Verdon and Ingemar Johansson, and more. A lively mix of music, comedy and dancing, plus the Chevrolet commercials. Note: This is a black-and-white copy of a color/colour NBC broadcast. I don't have the colour version. (note: I am worried this video may freeze duing playing...
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Variety show; Variety series; The Dinah Shore Chevy Show; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Groucho Marx; Dinah Shore; Gwen Verdon; Ingemar Johansson; Music; Singer; Chevrolet
Downloads: 1,856 (1 review)
|''The Comedy Hour'' - 24 December 1950|
This is an episode of "The Comedy Hour", sponsored by Frigidaire. The performers in this episode include comedian Bob Hope, actor Robert Cummings, harpist Robert Maxwell, opera singer Lily Pons, tap-dancer Betty Bruce, and a speech by Eleanor Roosevelt. Lots of comedy, music, dancing and heavy-handed talks about "freedom" (please let me know if the video plays back OK. Also, please note that on several occasions the kinescope print appears to have sprocket hole damage).
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; 1950; Early Television; Bob Hope; Robert Cummings; Bob Cummings; Robert Maxwell; Lily Pons; Betty Bruce; Eleanor Roosevelt; Comedy; Music; Dance; Dancing; Sprocket hole damage; Black and white; tap-dancing; opera singer; harpist; Frigidaire; Kinescope; Christmas; Choir; Singer; Dancer; NBC; Live television
|''Perry Presents'' - 11 July 1959|
An episode of summer replacement series "Perry Presents", broadcast on NBC. Perry does not appear in this show, but it DOES feature Tony Bennett, Gloria DeHaven and The Four Lads. If you do not enjoy these performers, then avoid this upload, as the show is focused on these 3 acts. Commercials intact (for RCA, nylon tyres, and Sunbeam). WARNING: There is a VERY annoying time-code on this copy. It's very annoying and gets in the way...
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Perry Presents; Music; Pop music; Song; Songs; Traditional Pop; Tony Bennett; Gloria DeHaven; The Four Lads; Singer; Annoying time-code; Summer replacement; Oldies; RCA; Sunbeam; 1959
|Dinah Shore New Years Eve 1961 - The Dinah Shore Show|
Dinah Shore hosts a New Year's Eve special with guests Ginger Rogers, George Burns and Nat King Cole.
Keywords: ginger rogers; nat king cole; george burns; dinah shore; dinah shore show; 1961; new years eve; musical; variety; tv; television; classic tv; classic television; singing; singer; dancing; comedy; comedian
|''The Perry Como Show'' - 18 February 1956|
An episode of "The Perry Como Show", featuring Henry Fonda, Anne Francis, Vera-Ellen, Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney, The Platters (who sing "The Great Pretender") and surprise guests. Lots of singing, dancing and comedy. There are also a few dated references to things like "Dungaree Doll" and "Lucky Strike extras", which adds to the fun. I hope the picture quality isn't too bad.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Perry Como; The Perry Como Show; Henry Fonda; Anne Francis; Vera-Ellen; Paul Winchell; Jerry Mahoney; The Platters; Singer; Dancer; Comedy; 1950s; 50s; Fifties
Downloads: 1,345 (1 review)
|''The Chevy Show'' - 10 April 1956|
I checked an old TV listing which confirms the date. This variety program includes Dinah Shore, Dean Martin, Johnny Silver, Stubby Kaye, plus Marge and Gower Champion. Lots of singing, dancing and comedy. Also included are original Chevrolet commercials. (note: the sound and picture quality aren't so good, with some major issues during the final segment. Please be aware of this).
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; The Dinah Shore Chevy Show; Dinah Shore; Dean Martin; Johnny Silver; Stubby Kaye; Marge Champion; Gower Champion; Singer; Dancer; Chevrolet; Variety show; Variety series; Comedy